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Barboro Flats

Barboro Flats | Memphis, TN

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Barboro Flats, 100 Gayoso Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

Barboro Flats sits right along Main Street in the heart of downtown Memphis. It is only blocks away from Beale Street, the Orpheum, and the University of Memphis Law School. One and two bedroom units are available.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/HenryTurleyCompany

Call the leasing office at (901) 734-3333 or visit the website to see floorplans, more pictures and other information.

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Harbor Town | Memphis, TN

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Most believed that Harbor Town was a gamble. In the 1980s, few people could see themselves making their home in downtown Memphis. It would be fine to work downtown, but better to drive east at night to a home in the suburbs. Henry Turley wanted something different, something like the neighborhood he remembered from childhood – and he wanted it close to downtown. His would be a neighborhood that emphasized the human, not the automobile. His would be a neighborhood that encouraged interaction between folks on front porches and folks on the sidewalks. His would be a neighborhood of small lot sizes, neighborliness, and intimacy. It would not be a neighborhood of garage doors, asphalt, and isolation.

Back then, it was not so easy for others to imagine this neighborhood, let alone such a neighborhood in downtown Memphis. This did not deter Henry. He purchased 132 acres on a sandbar known as Mud Island. There, along the banks of the Mississippi, Henry pursued his vision. Collaborating with RTKL of Baltimore, Looney Ricks Kiss of Memphis, and Tony Bologna, they made a simple, instructive picture book that plainly told “do this, don’t do this” – development guidelines that would grow Harbor Town into the kind of community now known as New Urbanist. Today, Harbor Town is dense and walkable, offering traditional row houses, contemporary homes, apartments, a neighborhood grocery store, restaurants, a Montessori school, a bilingual daycare, a marina, an upscale inn, and a health clinic. The trees are mature, the cars are tucked into alleys behind houses, the river beckons, and the downtown core is only a stone’s throw away.

Visit the Harbor Town Community Association website

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Downtown Core | Memphis, TN

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The Downtown Memphis CorePhotographs of Main Street in the 1940s and 1950s show a vital artery in the heart of Memphis. Lined with department stores and retail destinations, Main Street was a hub of activity, people and commerce. Now, the department stores have closed, but many of the buildings remain, repurposed by Henry Turley Company and our partners into apartments, bistros, markets, boutiques and offices. It is, once again, a hub of activity, people and commerce. This is no small accomplishment, given the near-complete abandonment of the downtown core in the 1970s.

The stretch of Main Street between Union and Beale used to be one of the most desolate parts of downtown – dormant buildings with boards over the windows and one massive hole in the ground where several smaller buildings had burned to the ground. There is nothing more deflating for a city than a series of boarded, unused buildings; conversely, there is nothing more energizing to a city than seeing historic buildings resuscitated with vibrant, modern life. Adaptive re-use is the key: the character of the building is left intact, while other aspects of the building flex to house new activities. Equally important are the buildings’ connections to and interactions with the street. Rather than isolated places, the downtown core of Memphis is becoming one place; one place where the sidewalks, streets and trolley truly promote fluidity from one spot to the next, encouraging street life and energy. Urban areas are ever-evolving, and the Memphis core is evolving into a neighborhood that is alive 24 hours a day – through the workday and into the evening. Henry Turley Company is committed to bringing more people back to downtown Memphis to continue to reclaim downtown as the heart of urban residential, commercial and social life.